1. Know the Business You Want to Do
Knowing what you want to do is the number one step to starting a business. Sometimes we have the resources to start up a business but we don’t know what to invest the money in and when to invest it. Knowing what you want to do is the starting point of a successful business.
2. Learn About Your Business
You might know what to do but not knowing how to do it will cripple the business. You must have to read, practice, learn and consult experts to understand your proposed business. Know and understand your potential costumers for they are the key to a successful business.
Investing in your passion makes the running of the business easy. Investing in your passion sometimes means monetising your hobby. You can withstand challenges and can persevere in difficult times. Some business crumble because the entrepreneur started a business because a friend, family or colleague succeeded in the business.
Note: Not all hobbies can be converted to a business venture.
I know many will ask, Why start small when you have the resources to start big. Yes its better to start small and think big. When starting a business there are challenges you must encounter, sometimes if you fail to handle it properly your business crumbles. Starting small enables you understand those challenges and the solution to them. Thus expanding your business will be easier for you
5. Create a System for Your Business
Any organisation that does not have a mode of operation will fail. The same is applicable to any form of business. For a business to be successful, it must have a proper record of everything that happens in the business both finance and goods. The system of your business should be such that it can operate even in your absense.
Its important you back your business up with prayers. A common quote says “we plan but God proposes”.